Late December, 2022

Reporting on January 5, 2023, the Nogales-based Kino Border Initiative (KBI) stated, “Kino continues to receive many reports of abuse by Border Patrol and ICE. Over the past 3 weeks, Kino received… 31 reports of belonging confiscation and non-return (25 reports perpetrated by BP and 6 by ICE).”

When Ricardo [name changed to protect privacy] was apprehended, the Border Patrol agents threw away all his clothes and the 2 folders of documents and photos he was going to use in his asylum case.

— “January 5th Update from KBI” (Nogales: Kino Border Initiative, January 5, 2023).

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Non-Return of Belongings

Accountability Status: Unknown

Victim Classification: Single Adult